Presentation on theme: "Komodo Dragons!!!!! They eat meat!!! BY: JAMES . M !!"— Presentation transcript:
1Komodo Dragons!!!!!They eat meat!!!BY: JAMES . M !!
2Introduction The scientific name is Varanus Komodoensis. It is the world’s largest lizardDragons live up to 50 yearsThere are only 5,000 left on Earth!There is only one type of Komodo Dragon
3What Dragon Look Like Komodo Dragons: They look like big crocodiles grow to 11 feet long and are longer than an alligatorweigh up to 300 poundsHave gray, scaly skin which is wrinkly and disgustingBodies are low to the ground, almost touching the groundHave four short, stubby legsVery long tail and usually the same length as their bodyVery sensitive scales that are connected to their nerves
4More How They Look Their head is long and similar to a dog’s head Their face is flatNose is on the front of their headTwo eyes on the side of their headTheir ears are holes in the sides of their headLong claws and the feet look like our hands
5Where Dragons live“The komodo dragon is found only on the islands of central Indonesia, including Komodo, Rinca, Florece and Gili Montag”.They live in dense forests and tropical rainforestsThe average temperature on these islands are 100 degrees-these are the hottest places on EarthIt never snows on Komodo Island
6Landforms komodo island is very small One half of the year is wet The other half of the year is dryKomodo has a volcano on it !There is a rain forestThere a lot of mountains
7Dinner Time with Dragons!! Dragons are carnivoresDragon eat every animal that has meatDragons get their food by hiding near a path then they pounceIf the prey does not die, the dragon’s venom kills them
8Prey and predator Prey to… Predator to… Other komodo dragons! Deer Other dragonsAnd every other animal on Komodo IslandAnd humans!!!!!!!
9Behavior Dragons live alone They live in burrows-holes in the ground they hunt in a groupThey fight each other for foodRun around for fun
10Babies Dragons leave the eggs on their own. They come out of the eggs ready to huntThey spend most of their time in the treesMommy dragon lays up to 12 eggsDragons are 18 inches big in the eggsEven the babies are poisonous
11Physical AdaptationsDragons re-grow as many teeth as it wants which helps itDragons can survive with 1% food that they really need. It’s like cheating!!! This helps themDragons have retractable teeth which helps themDragons have grey scales so they can blend in with the shadeThey blend in and are then able to sneak attack their prey.
12Behavioral Adaptations When a dragon gets over heated it pats like a dogDragons sometimes climb trees to get away from other dragonsDragons fight for food , females and to be the leader of the hunting group that means the when they run out of food the leader is less likely to get eaten
13Komodo Dragons Insides!! How it helps them adapt! A Komodo Dragon uses their tongue to smell which helps them smell dead and live animals so they can find their prey.They have huge muscles in their tail so they can stand on their tail and use it to fightDragons have a type of venom that can kill a full-grown adult which helps them catch larger preyDragons have venom tubes in their mouths to produce more venom‘’Dragons have 6 senses: this sense commonly called vomero-nasal is a sort of a combination of smell and taste.’’ It helps them to understand predators and prey around them.
141000% TRUE DRAGON FACTS!!!! Dragons can stand on their tails!! If another dragon poisons it, the dose does not kill them. They won’t get hurt!!Dragons have a third eye on the top of its head it doesn't work like a normal eye it stars up at the sky of Corse it got blind after a while but it is very good at sensing stuff!!!!!If a dragon bites down it can brake its on jaw!!